Western Bulls shocked Kenya Cup side Nondescript, handing them a 17-15 defeated in Christie 7s Pool C match played at RFUEA grounds.
Bulls started off strongly touching down through Chrispinus Otundo and the try was converted for a 7-0. Echulusi extended the lead with another converted try.
Just before halftime Nondies pulled one try back through Benjamin Marshals and kept their comeback dream alive as the teams headed for the halftime break.
In the second half, Nondies pushed the scoreline 15-14 but a late penalty by Abuyeka Duncan was enough to hand Bulls victory.
Omondi Kayange brace
In another pool C match Mwamba beat Homeboyz 22-17. Former Kenya 7s captain Humphrey Kayange gave Mwamba a 5-0 before Leonard Mugaisi raced over 40 metres to touch down at the other end and leveled the scores.
Another sprint saw Mugaisi hold onto his own kick to give Homeboyz 10-5 advantage few minutes. Homeboyz received a blow after Humphrey Mulama was sinbinned. Kenya 7s speedstar Collins Injera offload minutes later saw Ronnie Omondi break and touched down for Mwamba leveling scores to 10-10.
Homeboyz skipper Jeff Oluoch saw the Deejays take a 17-10 lead but Kayange touch down under the posts saw Mwamba cut down the lead to 17-15.
First opening loss
Ronnie Omondi finally grabbed his brace at the hooter and handed Homeboyz the first ever opening loss in the 2017 season.
Hosts Sportpesa Quins beat MKU Thika 38-12 in the first pool A match. MKU Thika took the lead after touching down at the corner but Quins responded with a try that was converted by Eden Agero to take a 7-5 advantage.
The University side retook the lead yet again after a fantastic build up but Dennis Muhanji would respond for Quins, ensuring the Christie 7s hosts led 14-12 at half time.
Quins added more tries in the second half courtesy of Pius Shiundu’s Brace and Herman Humwa to comfortably win 38-12.
Their neighbours Impala Saracens also had a fine start beating Mean Machine 36-15. The Gazelle’s scored through Mark Kwemoi, Davies Makori ,Richard Sididi and a brace from Samuel Motari to overcome the student’s test.
Nakuru Rugby Club joined the big guns on the winning list beating Kisii RFC 29-10. Kenya 7s star Oscar Ouma, Skipper Geoffrey Ominde, Kelvin Kioko ,Phillip Kwame touched down to hand Mitch Ochola’s side victory.
A brace from Jacob Ojee and a try each from Peter Kilonnzo and Kenya 7s skipper Andrew Amonde saw KCB beat Daystar 24-0 while Oilers won 12-7 against Blad.
Kabras 41-7 Strathmore
Quins 38-12 MKU Thika
Impala 36-15 Machine
Nakuru 29-10 Kisii
Mwamba 22-17 Homeboyz
Bulls 17-15 Nondies
Oilers 12-7 Blak Blad
KCB 24-0 Daystar